Using Dynamic Rule-Base Collections
Use Collections to group resources of a similar subject or purpose.
- Click on Tools | Collections.
- Click on New.
- Type a unique name for the collection, replacing “Unnamed Collection.” (Note: If the name matches another collection title, a “(2)” will be added to the end of the title.)
- Click into the Rule field and enter book title(s) or subject(s).
- Examples: kjv, esv, niv; or child, teen, parenting
- Tag resources in Library and use mytag:tagname to narrow the list of books by that tag.
- Other examples: type:dictionary, title:lexicon, subject:archaeology.
- Full query syntax is supported, such as: AND, OR, and ANDNOT. Example: type:dictionary ANDNOT title:lexicon.
- As the rule is typed, results will appear in the lower part of the Collections panel under = Resulting Collection. If the resulting collection is acceptable, the process is complete. If there are missing or unwanted resources, follow steps 6 and 7.
- To remove an unwanted resource from the collection, click and drag it up to the - Minus these resources section.
- To add a missing resource, open Library and drag and drop the desired resource to the + Plus these resources section.
- Once a collection has been defined, it can be modified by clicking on Open and choosing the collection.
- To modify a collection:
- Items can be added or removed from the Rule field;
- More resources can be dragged from Library to the Plus section; or
- A resource in the Minus section can be removed, which will place it back in the Resulting Collection.
- When new books are added to the Library, those matching the criteria of a particular collection will be automatically added to that collection.
Last Updated: 10/10/2012